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bbA court in Bangladesh Wednesday rejected Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia’s request to scrap her indictment in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

A bench comprising Justices Borhanuddin and K.M. Kamrul Kader issued the order Wednesday after hearing the review petition filed on the grounds that the charges were not framed “properly”, reported.

On March 19, Dhaka’s Special Judge Basudev Roy indicted Khaleda Zia in the graft cases.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against six people, including Khaleda and her son Tarique Rahman, in 2008 accusing them of pocketing 21 million taka (about $270,500) from funds meant for the trust, which reportedly came from a foreign bank.

In 2011, the commission sued the BNP chief and three others for pocketing 31.5 million taka of the Zia Charitable Trust.

(Source: IANS)

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